Practice Accreditation

Accreditation is independent recognition that an organisation, program or activity meets the requirements of defined criteria or standards. Accreditation is an internationally recognised evaluation process used to assess the quality of care and services provided in a range of areas including health care.

Dental Practice Accreditation is awarded to the practice and is location specific. Accreditation is awarded by an independent accrediting agency once a practice has submitted evidence demonstrating compliance with the National Safety and Quality in Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Dental practices derive a series of benefits from the accreditation process, including: 

  • An internationally recognised system of benchmarking safety and quality 
  • Competitive advantage and use as a marketing tool 
  • Increased practice efficiency 
  • Reduction of risk and enhancement of quality 
  • Demonstration of commitment to an industry regulated scheme 
  • Cost effective and non-invasive

At this time Dental Practice Accreditation has not been made mandatory. Practices wanting to begin their entry into accreditation and enjoy the benefits of becoming accredited can do so through the voluntary, supportive and profession led ADA Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme.

The Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme does not impose new or heightened compliance requirements on Dental Practices or Dental Professionals. However, for the first time, accreditation leads practices to systematically demonstrate to an independent accreditation agency that your practice is compliant with existing national, state and territory legislation and guidelines.

Accreditation is independent recognition that an organisation, program or activity meets the requirements of defined criteria or standards. Accreditation is an internationally recognised evaluation process used to assess the quality of care and services provided in a range of areas including health care.

Dental Practice Accreditation is awarded to the practice and is location specific. Accreditation is awarded by an independent accrediting agency once a practice has submitted evidence demonstrating compliance with the National Safety and Quality in Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Dental practices derive a series of benefits from the accreditation process, including: 

  • An internationally recognised system of benchmarking safety and quality 
  • Competitive advantage and use as a marketing tool 
  • Increased practice efficiency 
  • Reduction of risk and enhancement of quality 
  • Demonstration of commitment to an industry regulated scheme 
  • Cost effective and non-invasive

At this time Dental Practice Accreditation has not been made mandatory. Practices wanting to begin their entry into accreditation and enjoy the benefits of becoming accredited can do so through the voluntary, supportive and profession led ADA Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme.

The Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme does not impose new or heightened compliance requirements on Dental Practices or Dental Professionals. However, for the first time, accreditation leads practices to systematically demonstrate to an independent accreditation agency that your practice is compliant with existing national, state and territory legislation and guidelines.

Federal ADA - Practice Accreditation
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